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Five Finger Death Punch, with Breaking Benjamin, Bad Wolves and From Ashes to New, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., broadmoorworldarena.com.
s much as we may like to think that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, Five Finger Death Punch have proven otherwise. Seven years ago, the Pantera-influenced heavy metal outfit busted out of Sin City with its breakthrough single, an unabashedly faithful cover of Bad Company’s eponymous ‘70s hit. The band has since released five studio albums, all of which have landed them in the Billboard Top 5, racking up 12-time platinum sales along the way. Meanwhile, Zoltan Bathory, 5FDP’s Hungarian-born guitarist and songwriter, has conducted countless interviews in which he is called upon to point out that his name is not
an homage to Swedish black metal band Bathory — whose music he doesn’t particularly enjoy — so stop saying that. He’s also not, to the best of his knowledge, a descendant of Elizabeth Bathory, the 16th-century countess who reputedly bathed in virgins’ blood to stay young — which, by the way, does not work. 5FDP’s seventh album, And Justice for None
, which was released back in May, extends the band’s cover-song compulsions with new renditions of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black” as well as “Gone Away,” an Offspring classic that’s virtually certain to find its way into the current live set.